Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 27, 20186min410

Thanks to a decision on April 11 from state electricity regulators, Xcel Energy now has stronger energy efficiency goals that will save Coloradans roughly $165 million between 2019 and 2023 while also lowering pollution from coal and gas plants. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) directed Xcel, Colorado’s largest electric utility, to raise their energy efficiency ambitions after hearing expert testimony from Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and the Colorado Energy Office.


Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirOctober 16, 201711min452
Most politicians hope to come across as ordinary folk. Fairly few succeed. Lois Tochtrop — a now-retired, long-serving member of Colorado’s General Assembly from Thornton — never really had to try. It always seemed to come naturally to her. The horseback-and-Harley-riding former nurse served in the state House and then the Senate from 1999 through […]

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William YeatmanWilliam YeatmanSeptember 25, 20177min2424

Xcel Energy recently announced that it would use Governor John Hickenlooper’s July executive order calling for climate change policy as reason to bypass the Colorado state legislature and seek regulatory approval of a “Colorado Energy Plan,” which would retire early almost 700 megawatts of coal-fired generating units to be replaced with a new natural gas plant and also renewable energy.